The Secret Life of Michelangelo by Kenneth Schuman

By Kenneth Schuman

Ken Schuman has deftly hooked up the artist and his context--a Florence wealthy in creative culture, but additionally roiling with tensions and intolerance for any dissident spiritual or political opinions. during this attention-grabbing and insightful biography, Schuman argues persuasively that Michelangelo frequently embedded refined, coded messages in his creations, thereby offering believable deniability in case the experts guessed his actual cause. Schuman is at his sleuth-like most sensible while teasing out and supporting us to work out what has been hiding in undeniable sight considering that Michelangelo first created it.
--Bob Clyman, writer, mystery Order

Heretical in his non secular ideals, gay in his wishes, and politically susceptible to Rome’s lethal politics, Michelangelo concealed his mystery ideals in his artwork. After studying this attention-grabbing, available and revelatory ebook, you’ll by no means examine Michelangelo’s genius an identical again.
--Laurie Lico Albanese, co-author, The Miracles of Prato

Ken Schuman’s groundbreaking new publication “The mystery lifetime of Michelangelo” brings to existence the artist we by no means knew and the turbulent instances within which he lived.
--Steven Mintz, writer, 5 Eminent Contrarians

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Poison Blossoms From a Thicket of Thorn by Hakuin Zenji,Norman Waddell

By Hakuin Zenji,Norman Waddell

Hakuin Enkaku Zenji (1686-1769) used to be one of many maximum Zen masters to ever stay. in more to being the writer of the main well-known koan ever written, “What is the sound of 1 hand clapping?” he's credited with reviving the Rinzai sect of Zen in Japan, possibly an important and such a lot rigorous department within the Golden Age of Buddhism. His “Song of Zazen” is chanted in monasteries day-by-day worldwide. Hakuin taught that there are 3 necessities to Zen perform: nice religion, nice Doubt, and nice unravel. basically Dogen comes just about matching the ability and breadth of his writing and teaching.

Norman Waddell has spent his existence studying and commenting at the titanic paintings of Hakuin. He has released numerous earlier choices, all resulting in his paintings in this significant, enormous collecting, the Keiso Dokuzui, by no means earlier than translated in any international language. Translating sacred texts calls for years of perform and intimate familiarity with the cloth in its unique language, in addition to entire mastery of the to be had statement. There’s not anyone alive larger able to dealing with this crucial and tough offering.

For this assortment Hakuin collected greater than 2 hundred person items, together with commentaries, memorials, poems, koans, and teisho (lectures). They have been provided to the numerous scholars residing round his temple in addition to to the numerous lay fans round the state, and Hakuin spent his lifestyles providing those teachings with his personal remark. result's an natural, transforming into number of realizing and recommendation, sure to interact Zen scholars in addition to non secular practitioners in different religious disciplines.

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Climbed the Hill by Christian Title

By Christian Title

After the top of global struggle Two,there was once an extended interval of restoration from the years of fight and sacrifice.When I arrived in Paris, the scars have been deep and extra time-honored than at domestic in California. in the course of that interval, I adjusted to a brand new lifestyle. learn used to be assorted and fascinating on the recognized Academies, and that i labored not easy to satisfy my dream of turning into a good painter. My talents as a singer and nightclub entertainer supplied me with source of revenue and fostered a love of song and an appreciation of the numerous expatriate entertainers that have been my neighbors. The publicity to nice skills and lots of intriguing girls honed my humans abilities and resulted in many adventures. I realized the enjoyment of boating and cruising and that exercise introduced me to many nations and peoples that lead the way for my philosophies and pursuits. I got popularity for my paintings and located successes as an artwork broker. I fell in love time and again and located the specified girl that might be mylife's partner.

The writing of the episodes of my existence fulfills a unique objective. In my eighty-third 12 months, I worry that a few of the extraordinary reports will fade. i do know it's time to checklist the main memorable events.These occasions revolve round my passions; The artwork international, the track global, the crusing international, and people tremendous creatures referred to as girls. there's a big variety of images, work, drawings, and recordings to advertise the bear in mind of many occasions. however the written note is the one potential for lots of of the stories that needs to be preserved. In those writings, i attempt to percentage the beauty and appreciation I feel.

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Globalization and the Singapore Curriculum: From Policy to by Zongyi Deng,S Gopinathan,Christine Kim-Eng Lee

By Zongyi Deng,S Gopinathan,Christine Kim-Eng Lee

This quantity presents a multi-faceted and demanding research of the Singapore curriculum in terms of globalization. First, it info reform tasks proven through the Singapore executive to satisfy the demanding situations posed through globalization. subsequent, Globalization and the Singapore Curriculum presents how those reforms were translated into courses, college topics and operational frameworks after which examines, in flip, how good those were applied in colleges and study rooms around the country.

Through this exam, the e-book finds how the tasks, including their curricular translation and lecture room enactment, contemplate the single hand international good points and trends and, at the different, targeted nationwide traditions, issues and practices. It brings to mild a collection of matters, difficulties and demanding situations that not just problem policymakers, educators and reformers in Singapore but in addition these in different international locations besides.

Written via curriculum students, coverage analysts, researchers and instructor educators, Globalization and the Singapore Curriculum offers an updated reference for postgraduate scholars, students and researchers within the components of curriculum and guide, comparative schooling, academic sociology, academic coverage and management in Singapore, the Asia Pacific area and past. It additionally deals an important contribution to the tale of recent schooling all over the world: delivering foreign scholars, students and researchers beneficial insights into curriculum and curriculum reform for the twenty first century.

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Zen and the White Whale: A Buddhist Rendering of Moby-Dick by Daniel Herman

By Daniel Herman

In Moby-Dick’s large philosophical musings and vital narrative arch, Herman reveals a philosophy very heavily aligned in particular with the unique teachings of Zen Buddhism. In exploring the chance of this hitherto undiscovered impact, Herman appears to be like at works Melville is both identified to have learn or that there's a powerful probability of his having come upon, in addition to providing a extra expansive attention of Moby-Dick from a Zen Buddhist standpoint, because it is expressed in either historic and smooth teachings. yet not just does the ebook delve deeply into one of many few facets of Moby-Dick’s building left unexplored by means of students, it additionally conceives of a wholly new approach of examining the best of yankee books—offering serious re-considerations of lots of its most important and contentious concerns, whereas targeting what Melville has to coach us approximately dealing with adversity, respecting ideological range, and dwelling skillfully in a fickle, slippery world.

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Clinical Dilemmas in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: New by Peter Irving,Corey A. Siegel,David Rampton,Fergus Shanahan

By Peter Irving,Corey A. Siegel,David Rampton,Fergus Shanahan

the second one version of Clinical Dilemmas in Inflammatory Bowel illness: New Challenges, is a pragmatic, up to date guide delivering specialist information on particular scientific dilemmas and troublesome areas that the gastroenterologist on a regular basis faces in day by day practice. 

In this re-creation, seventy five% of the “dilemmas” are fresh dilemmas dealing with the IBD professional relating rising therapy remedies, resembling using cannabinoids and Viagra for Crohn’s disease.  the remainder 25% of the dilemmas are absolutely up to date from the former version, incorporating the newest medical thinking.

Each of the fifty seven evidence-based chapters includes transparent studying issues, addresses diverse themes, and gives sound tips on topics starting from optimizing present administration via to big administration difficulties and novel treatments.

This ebook is appropriate for all doctors focused on the care of sufferers with IBD: tested and trainee gastroenterologists, colorectal surgeons, pathologists, radiologists, professional nurses, pharmacists, dieticians and counselors.

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The Bauhaus Group by Nicholas Fox Weber

By Nicholas Fox Weber

Nicholas Fox Weber, for thirty-three years head of the Albers beginning, spent a long time with Anni and Josef Albers, the one husband-and-wife creative pair on the Bauhaus (she was once a cloth artist; he a professor and an artist, in glass, steel, wooden, and photography). The Alberses informed him their very own tales and defined existence on the Bauhaus with their fellow artists and academics, Walter Gropius, Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, besides those figures’ lesser-known better halves and girlfriends.

In this amazing staff biography, Weber brilliantly brings to existence the Bauhaus geniuses and the group of the pioneering artwork institution in Germany’s Weimar and Dessau within the Twenties and early 1930s.

Here are:
Walter Gropius, founding father of the Bauhaus, the architect who streamlined layout early in his profession and who observed the varsity as a spot for designers to collaborate in an awesome atmosphere . . . a speeding hussar, the ardent younger lover of the well known femme fatale Alma Mahler, starting whilst she was once the spouse of composer Gustav Mahler . . .
Paul Klee, the onlooker, smoking his pipe, gazing Bauhaus dances in addition to his colleagues’ lectures from the again of the room . . . the prepare dinner who invented recipes and threw jointly his restricted constituents with a similar spontaneity, feel of percentage, and fascination that underscored his work . . .
Wassily Kandinsky, the Russian-born pioneer of summary portray, guarding a mystery tragedy one can by no means have guessed from his vigorous work, during which he used daring shades not only for his or her visible vibrancy, yet for his or her “sound” results . . .
Josef Albers, who entered the Bauhaus as a pupil in 1920 and was once one of many seven ultimate college participants while the college used to be closed by way of the Gestapo in 1933 . . .
Annelise Else Frieda Fleischmann, a Berlin heiress, an intrepid younger girl, who later, as Anni Albers, made paintings the focus of her lifestyles . . .
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, imperious, decisive, frequently harsh, an architect who grew to become director—the last—of the Bauhaus, and the person that guided the school’s ultimate days after SS typhoon soldiers raided the premises.

Weber captures the existence, spirit, and aptitude with which those geniuses lived, in addition to their eating target of constructing paintings and structure. A portrait infused with their fulsome include of lifestyles, their reward for laughter, and the robust strength in their person creative personalities.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Ultimate Basic Business Skills: Training an Effective by Christee Gabor Atwood

By Christee Gabor Atwood

Having a duplicate of final simple enterprise talents: education an efficient crew in your bookshelf is like having an on-call enterprise education division. This booklet deals ready-to-present courses at the most crucial frontline company abilities each member of your company wishes. Too usually education in those simple company components is overlooked in desire of extra urgent services or products education. final fundamentals company abilities deals studying execs every thing had to quick installation this precious education. energetic, scripted half-day courses in additional than 20 person subject parts hide exterior and inner customer support talents, undertaking administration, assist in projecting a qualified photo and dealing in a staff setting, and masses more.

The booklet makes use of the favourite constitution of the Trainer's Workshop sequence to lead the educational classes and contains all handouts, worksheets, exams, and PowerPoint slides to permit clients to fast create education certain in particular for his or her meant viewers. All courses supply sufficient extra fabric to permit increasing this system size to fit education wishes. clients can simply mixture, combine, and fit codecs and contents to create simply this system your company needs.

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Queering Elementary Education: Advancing the Dialogue about by William J. Letts IV,James T. Sears

By William J. Letts IV,James T. Sears

Queering uncomplicated schooling isn't approximately educating teenagers to be homosexual, lesbian, bisexual, or immediately. ItOs now not a part of a sinister stratagem within the Ogay agenda.O as an alternative, those provocative and considerate essays suggest the production of school rooms that problem express considering, advertise interpersonal intelligence, and foster serious realization. Queer easy school rooms are these the place mom and dad and educators care adequate approximately their childrens to belief the human ability for figuring out and their educative skills to foster perception into the human . those that train queerly refuse to take part within the nice sexual sorting laptop referred to as education the place diminutive GI Joes and Barbies develop into celebrity quarterbacks and promenade queens, whereas the Linuses and Tinky Winkies turn into wallflowers or human doormats. Queeering schooling ability bracketing our least difficult lecture room actions within which we typically equate sexual identities with sexual acts, privilege the heterosexual , and presume sexual destinies. Queer lecturers are those that advance curriculum and pedagogy that come up with the money for each baby dignity rooted in self worth and esteem for others. briefly, queering schooling occurs after we examine education the wrong way up and look at adolescence from the interior out. This groundbreaking quantity calls for we discover taken-for-granted assumptions approximately range, identities, formative years, and prejudice.

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Why Companies Do Not Pursue Attractive Mergers and by Richard Brook Connell

By Richard Brook Connell

There are giant our bodies of literature that boost thought approximately why merger and acquisition applicants are chanced on to be unattractive, why negotiations aren't concluded, and why some great benefits of businesses which are got aren't realised. Little, if any, examine identifies why merger and acquisition possibilities usually are not pursued within the interval after applicants are analysed and located to be appealing yet prior to negotiations commence. This examine addresses this era through constructing a theoretical framework of the variables that interfere to opposite judgements to pursue it appears appealing applicants ahead of negotiations commence and which, in doing so, lead to neglected possibilities. The research is knowledgeable essentially by way of the strategic-management content material literature yet attracts from the strategy-process literature together with streams in strategic choice making (SDM) and behavioural determination conception (BDT). this can be a serious ebook for company students that offers a major viewpoint that has no longer but been studied.

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